Arctic Grayling Growth on the Oksrukuyik Creek near Toolik Field Station, Alaska 1990-2001


Arctic Grayling were collected at designated stations on the Oksrukuyik from 1990 to current time. Phosphorus addition has occurred from 1991 to 1996; station sites are relative distance from the original 1991 dripper. Grayling were caught, pit tagged, weighed, measured, and then released back into the river.

Project Keywords: 

Data set ID: 


EML revision ID: 

Published on EDI/LTER Data Portal


Bowden, W. 1992. Arctic Grayling Growth on the Oksrukuyik Creek near Toolik Field Station, Alaska 1990-2001 Environmental Data Initiative.



Additional People: 

Data Manager
Associated Researcher

Date Range: 

Tuesday, July 3, 1990 to Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Publication Date: 



Arctic grayling were caught in the Oksrukuyik Creek using unbarbed hooks with hook and line gear. The fish were tagged with different types of tags, depending on the year of caputre. Originally, Floy tags were used, but recently, PIT tags have been used. If the fish were caught a second time during a single summer, the growth was determined based on the change in length and weight from the first capture to the second. The fish were kept in the same reach as original capture through the use of fish weirs blocking movement. Arctic LTER Streams Protocol, updated 2010 by EBS

Version Changes: 

4/2011: JPB organized metadata and data into this file. Version 2: Reformatted dates to enable upload Version 3: replaced ### with . For missing dates Version 4: Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015

Sites sampled.

Full Metadata and data files (either comma delimited (csv) or Excel) - Environmental Data Initiative repository.

Use of the data requires acceptance of the data use policy --> Arctic LTER Data Use Policy